AP-OH–Ohio News Digest 1:30 pm, OH

Hello! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Ohio. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP Columbus bureau at 614-885-2727 or APColumbus@ap.org. Lisa Cornwell is on the desk. Ohio News Editor Delano Massey can be reached at 800-762-4841 or 614-885-2727 or dmassey@ap.org.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Eastern.

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CLEVELAND — In a recorded investigative interview, the partner of the Cleveland officer who fatally shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice recalls pleading for a faster response from medics as the wounded boy’s condition worsened. He also chokes up at one point, puts his hands over his face and says: “I didn’t know it was a kid.” By Mark Gillispie. SENT: 130 words, photo. UPCOMING: 400 words by 3 p.m., photos.


COLUMBUS — House Republican leaders outline their version of Ohio’s two-year operating budget, which includes funding for a smartphone app, a 24-hour hotline and other inventive ways to tackle Ohio’s opioid crisis. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 550 words by 3 p.m. Pursuing photos.


TOLEDO — Several environmental groups in Ohio and Michigan are suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, saying the agency isn’t doing enough to protect Lake Erie from toxic algae. SENT: 130 words. By John Seewer. UPCOMING: 400 words by 4 p.m.


DAYTON — A pit bull apparently broke away from a chain and mauled a man to death as he screamed for help, according to police. SENT: 170 words. Pursuing audio, photos.


— OFFICERS ASSAULT-GUILTY PLEA: Two former East Cleveland police officers accused of beating a man they had arrested have pleaded guilty to reduced charges, avoiding a criminal trial for charges including assault and kidnapping.

— CRASH SUSPECT-NEW CITATIONS: Cleveland-area prosecutors want bond revoked for a woman charged in a hit-and-run that killed a 12-year-old boy, saying she’s been cited three times and involved in another crash since then.

— OFFICER SHOT-SHOOTING RANGE: An official says a northeast Ohio police officer accidentally shot himself in the leg at a shooting range.

— STATE LAWMAKER RESIGNS: A Democratic state lawmaker from central Ohio has resigned, saying she wants to focus on her family and her small business, a financial group.

— ODD–TOY MOOSE-POLICE: Police in Ohio have received a stuffed toy given by a child to a Pennsylvania police officer to help keep him safe. Pursuing photo.

— ELECTIONS DIRECTOR CHARGED: A former county elections board director in Columbus has pleaded guilty to a felony charge alleging he knowingly approved inaccurate timesheets for a fiscal officer who was paid for time that she didn’t work.

— MILITARY-FRIENDLY SCHOOLS-OHIO: A new designation will honor Ohio schools that demonstrate commitment to helping students and families connected to the military.

— HONDA RESEARCH-WIND TUNNEL: Honda says it will invest $124 million to establish a wind tunnel facility at a research center in Ohio.

— WILD TURKEY HUNTING-YOUTHS: Ohio officials say nearly 1,900 wild turkeys were harvested during the two-day hunting season for youths.

— TYSON FOODS-ACQUISITION: Tyson Foods will pay $3.2 billion to add packaged sandwich maker AdvancePierre to its stable of processed food brands. Photos.

— FIRE-FATHER-SON KILLED: Authorities say an 89-year-old man and his 62-year-old son, a former longtime New York Post employee, have died in a fire at the father’s upstate home.



CINCINNATI — The Bengals haven’t gotten much out of their No. 1 draft picks the last two years, and that has to change if they’re going to revert to playoff form this season. By Joe Kay. UPCOMING: 600 words by 6 p.m.


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MARKETPLACE: Calling your attention to the Marketplace in AP Exchange, where you can find member-contributed content from Ohio and other states. The Marketplace is accessible on the left navigational pane of the AP Exchange home page, near the bottom. For both national and state, you can click “All” or search for content by topics such as education, politics and business.